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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

This forum is devoted to illuminating the pitfalls to be avoided when considering the purchase of fossils. 

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  1. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs 1 2 3 4 6

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  2. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  3. Remounted flexicalymene?

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  4. repair/restoration on sauropod tooth?

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  5. Carch tooth w Root

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  6. Pliosaur teeth

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  7. French dinosaur egg

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  8. Real sabertooth skull?

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  9. Massive Spinosaurus Claw and Skull 1 2 3

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  10. Is this Discosauriscus real?

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  11. Is this claw athentic?

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  12. Real triceratops bones? Or not?

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  13. Real amber? Suspicious under black light?

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  14. Rooted Carcharodontosaurus tooth?

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  15. Another Mosasaur jaw real or fake!? Or somewhere in-between?

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  16. Afrovenator tooth?

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  17. Suchomimus tooth

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  18. Real or fake Trilo

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  19. Is this real horn?

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  20. Crinoid

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  21. Spinosaurus tooth

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